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January 4, 1941

The Treatment of Wound Shock (Instructions Produced in Co-Operation with the Army Medical Service)

JAMA. 1941;116(1):86. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820010088044

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Abstract

This short and excellent manual on the treatment of shock was prepared by the Medical Research Council in cooperation with the army medical service of Great Britain. In the eight pages of the text the mechanism, the clinical recognition and the treatment of wound shock are considered. A description of the treatment includes brief discussions of the relief of pain and restlessness, the combating of fatigue and cold, the arrest of hemorrhage and plasma loss, the restoration of the blood volume, the relief of dehydration and the administration of oxygen. There is a brief discussion of the substances which may be used for restoring the blood volume and it is concluded that human plasma and serum, because of superior keeping qualities, are more convenient than whole blood for use under field conditions. In addition the manual contains a supplement in fine type, and the following procedures are described and illustrated:

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